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How long does the hepatitis b vaccine last

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Oh
Pediatrics 15 years experience
Nothing is 100%: The vaccine for Hep B is about 90% effective. It is thought to last as long as 22 years. That being said, it covers all subtypes of Hep B and is worth... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Hepatitis B Vaccine: “The vaccine is 80% to 100% effective in preventing infection or clinical hepatitis in those who receive the complete vaccine series.” REF: https://w... Read More

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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
No risk, no worry: There has never been a case of HIV transmitted in this way; no risk at all. Also little or no risk for hepatitis B. Hep B vaccine gives protection for... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Current recommendations do not require a waiting period. Please review your schedule with your PCP and keep all vaccinations up to date.
Dr. Harold Fields
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Take it as approved. Good Luck
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Hep B vaccine: Hepatitis b vaccine is supposed to confer lifelong immunity so your baby should be protected.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Interesting ?: The substance injected probably last a few weeks at most. But the response brought about by the vaccine series (all 3 shots) may last forever. I ugh e... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Camilla Graham
Infectious Disease 27 years experience
Good question: When someone gets vaccinated against hepatitis b, we can measure the level of antibodies produced. This gives us a sense of how protected people are. ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Lifetime protection: Years ago they targeted risk groups for the vaccine & it made no dent in the hep b in the country.In hawaii where it sometimes passed mom to baby, the... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Confusing question: The material we stock at the office does have an expiration date, otherwise known as a use before date.I sense that is not your question. If you compl... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Proteins: It works by including one of the viral surface proteins. This causes one's immune system to react and create protective antibodies for the hepatitis... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
3 shot course: Safe to take, even if not needed the second time around. May be given the rx if 1st course didn't work, or was interrupted.

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